JAMES J. STROPKO SR.
Age 82 ¾. Beloved husband of 30 years to Jennifer (nee) Herrmann;
Son of the late Joseph and Helen (nee Mihaly) Stropko; Loving father of James Jr. (Sandy), Danette, Linda Keyes (Shawn)(both deceased), Janet MacMillian (Paul), and Cody. Stepfather of Kevin Walker Jr. (Kim); Beloved grandfather of James III (Tiffany), Brandon Geiger (deceased), Danielle, Stephanie Geiger Belardo (Mario), Natalie MacMillian, Paul (Max) MacMillian and great-grandfather to Kyle, James IV, Isabelle and Jason. Brother of Elizabeth Sinclair, Frances Gehlmann (deceased), Kathryn Kocel Stafford (deceased), Barbara Cancian, Margaret Vargo (Jack), Joseph Stropko Jr. (deceased) (Juliette), Mary Helen Stropko (deceased), Paul Stropko (Marie), Martha Hecht Pawnyk (Roman), and John Stropko (deceased). Dear brother-in-law, uncle, and friend to too many to name.
Jim was born in Cleveland, Ohio, Graduated from Columbia High School and resided in Berea, Strongsville and Valley City. Jim will forever be remembered for his outstanding friendly personality, his great sense of humor, his generosity and the delicious meals he graciously prepared and we devoured. He loved sports and faithfully attended his grandchildren’s and great grandchildren’s games. He loved getting in the car and going places.
Jim started J&J Appliance in Berea, Ohio in 1957 and worked tirelessly at his business until his recent retirement. He could be found at Berea Glass enjoying an afternoon coffee break with good friends.
Although Jim’s body has worn out, his youthful spirit is eternal. His love of Jesus Christ is our anchor of hope for a future, heavenly reunion. He is deeply loved and will be greatly missed.
Jim ascended into heaven on August 4, 2020 after complications from the Corona virus. A “Celebration of Life” will be held at a later date. Friends and Family can leave messages at Zabor Funeral home memorial page at www.zaborfh.com